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Coherentism and the Sensation Objection

Rosenqvist, Simon LU (2013) FTEK01 20122
Theoretical Philosophy
Abstract (Swedish)
Coherentist theories of justification face the Sensation objection, according to which some experiences, such as that of a headache, independently justify us in holding certain beliefs regardless of whether they cohere with the rest of our beliefs. Since coherentism holds that our beliefs are justified only on the basis of coherence with the rest of our beliefs, coherentism is, or so it has been argued, false. But the Sensation objection fails. First of all, there is no independent justification going on in these cases. And second, a variant of BonJour's theory of introspection can make sense of these cases within a pure coherentist position.
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author
Rosenqvist, Simon LU
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organization
course
FTEK01 20122
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Coherentism, BonJour, introspection, Sensation objection.
language
English
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3405864
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2013-01-24 13:37:56
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  abstract     = {Coherentist theories of justification face the Sensation objection, according to which some experiences, such as that of a headache, independently justify us in holding certain beliefs regardless of whether they cohere with the rest of our beliefs. Since coherentism holds that our beliefs are justified only on the basis of coherence with the rest of our beliefs, coherentism is, or so it has been argued, false. But the Sensation objection fails. First of all, there is no independent justification going on in these cases. And second, a variant of BonJour's theory of introspection can make sense of these cases within a pure coherentist position.},
  author       = {Rosenqvist, Simon},
  keyword      = {Coherentism,BonJour,introspection,Sensation objection.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Coherentism and the Sensation Objection},
  year         = {2013},
}